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George Smith III, London 1780, Crested Sterling Silver Marrow Spoon

George Smith III, London 1780, Crested Sterling Silver Marrow Spoon
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$275.00

Marked with a lion for sterling, a leopard for London, a date letter "e" for 1780-81, and a script "GS" for George Smith III, this marrow spoon aka scoop measures 8 5/8" long and weighs 1.3 T. oz.

It is a very fine period example of this particularly English form, produced by a well-recognized maker.

The larger of the two elongated ends shows a thumb drop on the back and is inscribed with a crest of a long-necked bird with a snake in its beak.

It is in outstanding condition. It is free of bends, nicks, or breaks in the metal, and the finish shows a rich patina that is silky to the touch. The crest remains crisp and well-defined, absent polishing wear. Marks show some rubbing but are fully legible.

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